What You Can Learn About Your Boss From Her Shoes

You may not know your boss's salary, or even his age. You might not be sure how she's going to vote in the next election, and you probably don't know whether he has difficulties forming intimate relationships.

But apparently you can find out everything you need to know about bosses' personalities, if you look down, at their shoes.

New research from psychologists at the University of Kansas found that footwear is an amazingly good indicator of who you are: your gender, age, income, political inclination, agreeableness, and whether or not you feel loved.

In a study to be published in the August issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, the four researchers had 208 volunteers bring in their most commonly worn shoes.